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Psalms 124



Verse 1-2

Psalm 124:1-8. The writer, for the Church, praises God for past, and expresses trust for future, deliverance from foes.

on our side — for us (Psalm 56:9).

now — or, “oh! let Israel”

Verse 2
against, etc. — (Psalm 3:1; Psalm 56:11).

Verse 3

Then — that is, the time of our danger.

quick — literally, “living” (Numbers 16:32, Numbers 16:33), description of ferocity.

Verse 4-5

(Compare Psalm 18:4, Psalm 18:16).

Verse 5

The epithet proud added to waters denotes insolent enemies.

Verse 6-7

The figure is changed to that of a rapacious wild beast (Psalm 3:7), and then of a fowler (Psalm 91:3), and complete escape is denoted by breaking the net.

Verse 8

(Compare Psalm 121:2).

name — in the usual sense (Psalm 5:11; Psalm 20:1). He thus places over against the great danger the omnipotent God, and drowns, as it were in an anthem, the wickedness of the whole world and of hell, just as a great fire consumes a little drop of water [Luther].


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These files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship.
This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed.

Bibliography Information
Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 124:4". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". 1871-8.

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